Call for Participants – The Human Rights Youth Forum

Call for Participants – The Human Rights Youth Forum


The application deadline for the Human Rights Youth Forum has been extended! 

New deadline to apply for this unique opportunity is July 20th 12h CET (noon).

The World Youth Wave, CSO, Belgrade is opening a call for applications for participation in the very first Human Rights Youth Forum to be held in Tirana, August 13th-15th 2017. This project is financed by the OSCE Mission to Serbia.

About the Human Rights Youth Forum 2017 (#HRYF17):
#HRYF17 is organized by the World Youth Wave, CSO in partnership with the Union of Secondary Students of Serbia, the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia, the European Youth Association from Albania and Mjaft! Movement from Albania. The project is organized within the framework of the OSCE Mission to Serbia’s project: Enhancing regional connectivity among Serbian and Albanian youth actors. The main objective of #HRYF17 is to educate up to 40 participants in the area of human rights protection and enable them to develop inter-personal skills in several fields: argumentation, reaching consensus, public speaking, problem analysis, problem solving, research methods, as well as the intercultural and interreligious dialogue and working in a multicultural environment. Moreover, the participants are expected to become multipliers in their local setting by sharing gained knowledge, experience and skills through peer-to-peer education and follow-up activities.

The #HRYF17 will host 4 different workshops:
1. Minorities Right to Education and Employment
2. Human Rights Education in Formal Education
3. Freedom of Expression and Interreligious Dialogue
4. Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Each workshop shall produce a set of recommendations on how to improve human rights protection in both countries and ensure they are practiced by everyone. Additionally, participants will be trained no how to act by themselves as human rights defenders in their local communities.

The working language of the Forum is English.

Who is eligible to apply for #HRYF17:
Young people aged 15-30 who:
– Hold either Serbian or Albanian citizenship
– Have previous experience in youth projects and youth activities (training courses, exchanges, seminars, conferences, etc.)
– Are open-minded and think out-of-the-box
– Are proactive and take initiative
– Have interest in intercultural dialogue and diversity
– Have interest in regional youth cooperation
– Have interest in human rights advocacy
– Demonstrate strong motivation for further impact and peer education

Application process:
The application form for #HRYF17 can be found HERE.
Deadline for the application submission is July 14th 23.59h CET.

Selection process:
The selection results are expected by July 20th. Only successful applicants will be notified!

For any questions, please contact Mila Lukić,

For Serbian participants: Accommodation, food and workshop materials will be provided, and travel expenses for a return bus ticket to Tirana will be reimbursed after the Forum. Please keep the original tickets or else we will not be able to refund you!
For Albanian participants: Food and workshop materials will be provided. Travel expenses will be reimbursed for a return bus ticket to Tirana only for participants residing outside of Tirana. Please keep original tickets or else we will not be able to refund you!

About the #HRYF17 organizer:
The World Youth Wave (WYW) (in Serbian: Svetski omladinski talas) is a voluntary, non-profit and non-governmental organization from Belgrade, Serbia, established in 2006 with the aim to gather young talented people who wish to promote multiculturalism and solidarity through a variety of activities. The World Youth Wave is a member organization of the National Youth Council of Serbia (in Serbian: Krovna organizacija mladih Srbije, KOMS) as well as the informal network of the Students Organizing Conventions Everywhere (SOrCE). So far the flagship event of WYW is the International Student Week in Belgrade festival (ISWiB) which has been organized for 11 years in a row. WYW has taken part in many international activities, including the organization the first Volunteerism Fair in Belgrade and Erasmus+ informative workshop.

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